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Germany sees major coronavirus outbreaks in slaughterhouses


A doctor of the German Red Cross (DRK) dressed in full PPE takes a throat swab sample from a local resident in Guetersloh, Germany.

Sean Gallup

Germany has reported a further outbreak of coronavirus cases at a slaughterhouse in Lower Saxony, the latest in a series of infections that have been seen in the country’s meat-processing industry.

German media reported late Tuesday that the factory in Wildeshausen is the latest meat-processing plant to see an outbreak of the virus, with 23 workers testing positive.

The new upsurge is still dwarfed by the massive outbreak seen at a plant in the district of Gütersloh in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), where 1,550 workers have so far tested positive…


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